All posts tagged: freedom

Great Escape

“That was definitely the most important decision in my life…” Iva escaped a communist regime to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. As a young woman growing up in the Czech Republic, Iva did not see a future for herself. She was passionate about art from a young age, but was forced to study math and science. She finally planned an escape knowing that it would be better to risk losing her life than to continue living one that wasn’t hers.   Our STRINGTH collection is inspired by these amazing individuals who found the strength within to rewrite their dreams. Receive a special discount this month with code: META10. Advertisements

Defining Moments

Metastate is about honoring each other’s stories, no matter how different, and creating a more complete picture of our hopes, our fears, our dreams. We’ll share our conversations here and invite you to add your voices to the discussion. Pull up a chair and join us as we recount the stories and lessons of our lives… Darrée:   I see my life as a constant search for identity and even though I can’t quite articulate what that identity is, whenever it is questioned or threatened, I feel it rise up. Have you had this experience before, one of those moments that really forced you to wake up? Maryn:  I was living at an apartment that my family owned. One of my relatives lived there too and she never liked my boyfriend. One day she barged into my place while I was gone and started accusing him of all these outrageous things. My boyfriend said he would not be coming over again. After that, I had to make a decision. If I wanted to stay with him, I would have to take the …